Year: 2011

December 18, 2011
December 17, 2011

I don’t follow Strictly Come Dancing, so although I knew it was the final tonight, it had no interest for me. However, tuning on my TV just before 7, and flicking through the channel guide, I saw that as well as broadcasting on Freeview on…

December 16, 2011

I have been watching Fringe Series 3 on DVD, and thoroughly enjoying it. I don’t want to post spoilers, because my DVDs are being lent to at least two people when I have finished with them; but last night I watched episode 3.16 – “Os”,…

December 11, 2011

Had a fairly quiet weekend, as I’ve been nursing a bad cold, and this close to Christmas, I want to make sure I get rid of it quick. It was a good excuse to watch some Fringe. I picked up the third season on DVD…

December 8, 2011

A year ago, I was discussing redesigning my lounge, resulting in the TV and sofa going in the smaller part of the room, leaving more room for dining/music/gameplaying activities around the table. Having lived with it since February, I came to the conclusion that it…

December 3, 2011

I spent the whole day today making bread. When I lived in Sussex, I used to do quite a bit of breadmaking by hand, but in more recent years, I have been corrupted by the electric breadmaker. So when I tried my hand at making…

November 25, 2011

I’m in London, arrived early for a stag do tomorrow and making the most of it, looking around. I have a birthday dinner planned in January, at Barbecoa, so today, I wandered down to 1 New Change to check the place out, and find a…

November 19, 2011

I’ve not done a lot in the kitchen for a couple of weeks. I think at least part of it is due to not having Tim and Nev around, working on the garden or bathroom. That shouldn’t make any difference, but having people – and…

November 13, 2011

My friend Chris Croughton, aka Keris, died on Thursday, as a result of a road traffic incident. I’ve only just got the news. I wasn’t working on Friday, and was out for much of yesterday, so hadn’t caught up on email and stuff. This morning…

November 12, 2011

Had great fun at Stamford Corn Exchange tonight, watching Ade Edmonson and The Bad Sheperds. A wide range of punk and other music from the same era, rearranged and performed as folk. I have to admit that a few of the songs didn’t quite work…

November 8, 2011

Was both amazed and delighted to discover that one of my favourite animation films of all time, Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ – has now been re-released on Blu Ray, and – more importantly – in 3D. Even though I already have it on…

November 7, 2011

Having finished the garden, and got my 4 veg troughs in place, I wanted to plant them, of course. It’s taken a while, because of my car problems interfering with my trips to the garden centre, but I’ve managed to get some plants in –…